Posts Tagged ‘lambton county’

Death of man in OPP custody was due to drugs in his system, inquest told

A man who died while in OPP custody was taking two prescription medications, both of which are central nervous system depressants, a forensic pathologist told an inquest this past week. The death of Paul Horan, a 43-year-old Sarnia man, occurred on Sept. 24, 2012 at the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart site of Bluewater Health. He had [...]

Clean Harbors neighbour said to have rejected ‘insulting’ settlement

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  A neighbour who is suing Clean Harbors, a Lambton County hazardous waste incinerator and landfill, has reportedly received a cash settlement offer, but has rejected the offer as being "insulting." Jim Stenton, who is asking the court for $25,000 in his suit, has been quoted as saying he wants the company to be held [...]

County urges residents to redouble efforts to halt spread of West Nile


  Lambton Community Health Services Department is encouraging people to take precautions against mosquito bites after two additional mosquito pools and one bird tested positive for West Nile virus in Lambton County. A Petrolia area woman tested last week for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, is now confirmed positive. Mosquitoes collected August 8 from Avondale [...]

OPP say thieves took $2k in copper wire from cell tower facility

  Lambton OPP are investigating the theft of copper wire from a cellular tower facility in Plympton-Wyoming. Sometime within the past month, thieves entered into a Bell cellular tower facility in the 4000 block of Michigan Line. Stolen was approximately 80 feet of number 2 gauge copper wire valued at $2,000. OPP say the theft [...]

First human case of West Nile virus surfaces in county

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  Lambton Community Health Services Department officials are encouraging residents to take precautions against mosquito bites after identifying Lambton's first probable case of West Nile virus in 2012. Preliminary test results indicate the presence of West Nile virus in a Petrolia area resident. The individual is being treated and monitored at hospital. Further testing is [...]

Company said to be eyeing alternate site for new area gas-fired plant

A new natural gas-fired electrical facility may not be built on land owned by Ontario Power Generation after all. Reports that Eastern Power Limited have surfaced that the company is looking at a second possible site, not far from land on the Lambton Generation Station site. Hubert Vogt, vice president of Toronto-based Eastern, has been [...]

Radio reporter hired as new communications coordinator for county

Jay vanKlinken, most recently a reporter with Blackburn News, is the new Lambton County communications and marketing coordinator. VanKlinken, who began his duties Monday, is responsible for implementing a new communications plan for the county. His understanding of local issues is said to be a factor in his hiring.

Lyme disease not an area concern so far this year

  While there have been no cases of Lyme disease in humans reported in Lambton County this year, officials remain vigilante with their testing procedures. Among 90 blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) collected for testing as of Monday (July 23), three were sent for Lyme disease testing. Two of the three are still [...]

MPP Bob Bailey says McGuinty Finance Minister Out To Lunch on Lambton Generating Station Conversion

Bob Bailey at Ottawa's Queen's Park

Sarnia-Lambton MPP, Bob Bailey, wonders if Dalton McGuinty’s cabinet ministers have even discussed their provincial energy plans at the cabinet table. Bailey said this after Finance Minister Dwight Duncan made a confusing and completely inaccurate presentation on the conversion of coal fueled electricity plants to natural gas. During last Thursday’s testimony to the Legislative Assembly’s Standing [...]

Sarnia-Lambton Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients announced

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients

Today Sarnia-Lambton MPP, Bob Bailey, announced 14 recipients of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Sarnia-Lambton community. MPP Bailey was asked earlier this year, as a Member of Provincial Parliament, to be an advisor to the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall and assist with the nomination process and presentation of medals. In turn, [...]